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Oct 8, 2012 8:00pm EDT
to choose. if i have the honor of being your senator, i will give all my energy to working with both parties and getting america us sending once again. >> let's follow immediately on these opening statements here. your campaign has basically said that you will go to washington, work across party lines, and fix that toxic political environment. but at the same time, you spent years as the democratic party chair, in some ways, being the partisan chief of the party. what would you say to virginians that would convince them that when you go to washington, you'd be not partisan and not simply a loyal lieutenant in harry reid's army. >> i will tell you two things. i served with two presidents. i serve with president bush and president obama. we did not agree on everything. i worked closely on the bush administration on a number of issues that put virginia first. railroads are being built right now largely because of president bush and his secretary of transportation and our ability to work together. we worked with the bush administration in the aftermath of the shootings at virginia tech. i will a
CSPAN
Oct 8, 2012 10:00am EDT
with this energy going around. as people start -- you have this high energy, which can be intoxicating but on the other hand. it can hand. we don't have institutional history it together to guide us. we don't have the parameters you might have in the normal workplace. we are the workplace without boundaries. we had a manual we could give people that was about five pages, an employee manual. i don't even know what we could have put in it. it might of been, you can get your health insurance benefits and here's where the restroom is. nothing to tell people. so you have this energetic group of people and they are competitive. maybe even a little ambitious. you come into this environment, many people came in without a job. there were just volunteers and want to get a job. some people came because they wanted to get noticed by the right people. yes, people who had been hired who want more responsibility than in their other jobs. and department heads trying to get more budget than the other department. so you have this thing going on where it's a very chaotic time. you really need to get cont
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